You just got done with a once-in-a-life-time wedding! During which, you noticed your wedding guests snapping away a ton of photos on their cameras. Photography has become more popular then ever. With consumers able to purchase a their own DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera these days, you never know who might have a great shot.
Problem: How do you get a copy … and with minimum effort on your part?
Solution: Make your wedding guests WANT to send you their great wedding photos.
Method: Inform your wedding guests that you and your new spouse will be selecting the best photos for a prize! There are multiple categories to win a prize (funniest, most romantic, best kiss of the night, best first dance etc.) It is up to you whether or not to advise your wedding guests before hand what the prizes will be or if you would like the prize to be revealed after the wedding. The grand prize will be ‘over-all best picture of the night’ (whichever category you would like to set it as).
Of course the professional photographer you hired is not eligible to play (Sorry! that would be cheating right?). Create a deadline for all wedding guests entering the contest. For example all wedding guests must summit a copy of their photos to you no later than 2 weeks after the wedding. Guests should be able to send a CD/DVD disk or upload their photos to you using photo websites such as or picasaweb.google.com or www.flickr.com Once all photos have been submitted, you can upload all of them to a photo website so guests can admire each other’s photography and share memories of your lovely wedding day. As for voting … It is your choice to have a poll voting system, a panel of people that will decide, or you an your new spouse can be the judges (This is where the fun part begins)!
Pick prizes however you like, this can range from gift cards, cash prizes, or even an iPad! Don’t be surprise to have 3000+ pictures of your special day within 2 weeks after your wedding.
Happy Planning :)